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New Student's Guide to the Library   Tags: freshman, freshmen, transfer students  

Incoming freshmen and new students: start here to use library resources.
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Welcome, UHCL freshmen and new students!


We know that the variety and number of resources offered by the library, while exciting, also can be overwhelming. Don't worry -- you've come to the right place!


Friendly librarians will help you succeed now and throughout your course of study at the university. Whenever you have questions or want some help, contact us through our Ask a Librarian services and in Bayou Building room 2402. We're happy that you're here!


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Guide Contents

  • About the Library
    Must-have information about where we're located, your library card and account, and more
  • Get Started on an Assignment
    Tips on understanding assignments, choosing topics, sources for finding overviews and background information, etc.
  • Search Strategy
    How to create effective searches for use in the Library Catalog and research databases
  • Find Books
    Includes tips for using the Library Catalog plus resources for understanding call numbers and recognizing citations
  • Find Articles
    Advice and resources for finding articles in research databases, accessing full text, and recognizing citations
  • OneSearch
    Help for using OneSearch effectively (it searches almost all library research databases simultaneously)
  • Evaluating Information Sources Guide
    Resources to help you critically evaluate the credibility of information sources
  • Citing and Writing Help Guide
    Tips and tools for various citation styles, EndNote citation management software, avoiding plagiarism, and more
  • Please give us some feedback
    How can we make this guide more helpful?

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